Operating a business in the 21st century presents unique challenges for utilities. These challenges are compounded in the Southwest by such issues as scarce water resources, vast areas of public lands owned and controlled by state, federal, Tribal and other governmental agencies and a unique, arid environmental setting. Lewis and Roca has one of the region’s most capable Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities Practice Groups, which provides comprehensive experience assisting utilities, developers and industrial users with energy, communications and water resources concerns unique to our dynamic, fast growing region. Our lawyers practice in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno and Albuquerque. We understand the needs of clients in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. Seven of our team members were selected by their peers for inclusion in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America®. We have the credentials, skills and experience that you require.
We know that our clients have one ultimate concern – the cost effective operation of their businesses in a complex, highly regulated business environment. Issues concerning federal, state, and local laws and regulations often involve complex, highly visible and emotionally charged issues with long-term consequences for companies and their future. In addition to years of legal experience, our team of lawyers has extensive practical experience in both business and government, which helps us identify the best strategies to combine compliance and competitiveness.
Whether seeking advice regarding permits, compliance, enforcement, contract negotiations, litigation or agency relations and rulemakings, the breadth of the firm’s overall practice provides our clients access to a wide range of legal experience. The firm’s government relations group assists clients at the federal, state and local levels in complying with and shaping the utilities laws and regulations that govern your business environment. Our real estate, corporate and tax group represents utilities in purchasing land for facility sites, advising in state tax law updates and negotiating sale and purchases of energy, telecommunications with utility interests.
Getting It Done
Laws and regulations affect every aspect of our business environment and shape how we conduct our daily business affairs. Federal, state, and local, energy, telecom, water and utilities laws and regulations are complex, interrelated, frequently changing and often contradictory. Lewis and Roca’s lawyers will work in partnership with you by combining a practical business approach with an in‑depth understanding of the impact these laws and regulations have on you, your business and your industry. Our balanced approach combines aggressive representation of our clients with the timely delivery of practical, cost effective legal services.